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On foot in the glacier world Corvatsch/Diavolezza

Organized long distance hiking · Engadin St. Moritz
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Explore the breathtaking natural landscape of the glacier world Corvatsch/Diavolezza. Enjoy wonderful views of a mighty arena of ice as well as the Engadine lake district. In the evening you can enjoy muscle relaxation in the wellness area and a delicious multi-course menu in an Engadine Private Selection Hotel.

1st stage: Arrival via the UNESCO World Heritage Line of the Albula Line
Medium-difficulty hike on the railway adventure trail on the Via Albula/Bernina from Bergün to Preda:The hiking trail along the UNESCO World Heritage route of the Rhaetian Railway runs as close as possible to the Albula and Bernina lines and offers enchanting views of a total work of art over 100 years old in a magnificent Alpine landscape. The hike takes about 2h30 and there are 500 metres of altitude difference to overcome. (see map material) Medium-difficult mountain hike to the beautiful, deep-clear Palpuogna lake - our insider tip! The hike starts in Preda and ends in Spinas. It is a stage of the Via Albula/Bernina and takes about 4h30. There are about 700 meters of altitude difference to overcome. (see maps)

 

2nd stage: Hiking with a view of the lakes
On the first day of the hike, you are spoilt for choice. Whether it's a hike to Piz Nair or to Muottas Muragl. There are many hiking opportunities in the immediate vicinity of the Cresta Palace. In the Cresta Palace's own competence centre for outdoor activities, you will receive the best advice in the "Staziun sa basa".

 

3rd stage: Hiking experience Corvatsch

With bus no. 2 to the valley station Corvatsch Surlej. Rail journey to the middle station with a wonderful view of the Engadine lake district - starting point of the hike: On foot along the wide path and after about 45 minutes you will reach the Fuorcla Surlej, from where you can look at one of the most spectacular panoramas of the Alps. One looks into an enormous arena of ice and rock, in the background the Piz Tschierva, Piz Morteratsch, Piz Bernina with the famous Bianco ridge, Piz Roseg and the Sella group surrounded by impressive glaciers. Around the Fuorcla Surlej there are silent signs of the last ice age. Round rocks, marked by the ice masses, between which small lakes have formed. From the Fuorcla Surlej, the path descends into Val Roseg, with a magnificent view of the entire valley and the majestic glaciers that surround it. After about 2.5 hours of walking through the enchanting beauty of this high valley, you will reach the Roseg Glacier Restaurant, where you are highly recommended to stop for dessert. On foot it takes about 1.5 hours to Pontresina.

Easier option: From the Roseg Gletscher Restaurant you can take a horse-drawn carriage to Pontresina (approx. 1 hour). Please note that the horse-drawn carriage leaves at 13.45, 14.45 and 15.45 and costs a simple CHF 20 per adult person.

 

Stage 4: Hiking experience Diavolezza
This stage begins with a leisurely stroll along Lago Bianco. Behind the dam, the path leads into a wide alpine path past Lej Nair and Lej Pitschen. At the height of Lej Pitschen, the leisurely pace is over. The path branches off to the left and climbs over alpine meadows up to Lej d'Arlas and then in steeper terrain to Lej da Diavolezza. The turquoise-blue lake would be a good time to take a break, as the trail then climbs up in rocky terrain to the Diavolezza and the finish of the day's stage, the Diavolezza mountain inn. Those who have not yet gained enough altitude can continue their hike, passing the Berghaus, over a ridge and in the scree up to Munt Pers (about 1 hour's walk). Return to the mountain house along the same path. Those who do not want to hike up to Munt Pers can also treat themselves to a wellness break in the Jacuzzi on the panorama terrace.

The Diavolezza aerial cableway will take you down in comfort and without damaging your knees. The descent is also possible on foot. For example, you can already descend to the valley station at Lej da Diavolezza. The descent from the lake takes about 1 hour. If you first ascend to Berghaus Diavolezza, the descent to Lej da Diavolezza would be the same as the ascent.

 

Stage 5: Journey home through Prättigau
We recommend the easy hike in Val Trupchun. A mostly flat hike into the Val Trupchun, which is rich in game. The tour can also be undertaken in bad weather and offers a variety of observation possibilities for animals and Pflanzenfreunden. This hike is one of the most popular routes in the National Park, especially during the rut of the stags at the end of September. The possibility of a round tour via high altitude path and valley path is attractive. From the two resting places Val Mela and Alp Trupchun you can observe the animal inhabitants of Val Trupchun at close range. Thanks to the geological conditions, the flora in Val Trupchun is among the most beautiful in the whole of the Engadine. The hiking time is about 4h20 and there are 440 meters of altitude difference to overcome (see maps).

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  • 2 or 3 nights in the Upper Engadine Private Selection Hotels
    1 night at the Cresta Palace Hotel****S in Celerina 
    1 or 2 nights in Hotel Saratz****S in Pontresina or in Hotel Castell****S in Zuoz
  • Rich breakfast buffet in the morning
  • 4-course evening menu, half board
  • Free access to the spa and wellness world in the hotels
  • 1x luggage transport from Celerina to Pontresina or Zuoz (1 piece of luggage per person)
  • 2x packed lunch per person
  • Route and map material including interactive route app with navigation function
  • 1 hiking map of the Upper Engadine per reservation
  •  Mountain railways and public transport in the Upper Engadine included

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graubündenPASS valid for 2 days (redeemable within 7 days) for free travel by public transport throughout the canton on your arrival and departure day!

Getting there

Individuelle Anreise nach Chur/Thusis mit dem Zug oder Auto. Sie haben die Möglichkeit das Auto im P+Rail in Chur für CHF 12.- pro Tag bis max. 7 Tage stehen zu lassen. Weiterfahrt mit der Rhätischen Bahn auf der Albulalinie in Richtung St. Moritz.

Coordinates

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2'785'667E 1'154'071N
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46.512180, 9.858191
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46°30'43.8"N 9°51'29.5"E
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32T 565835 5151314
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